Sega Rally Heads To PSP This Summer

June 13, 2007

Sega has confirmed that it will bring its arcade racing series Sega Rally to the PSP, with plans to debut the handheld version alongside the already announced PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC versions this September.

The game is currently under development at Bugbear Entertainment, who you might recognize as the name behind the fun yet largely under appreciated Flatout racing series. The decision to put this studio behind the wheel of Sega Rally makes perfect sense, given Flatout‘s focus on physics, which will no doubt play a significant role in Sega Rally‘s emphasis on vehicle handling on varied driving surfaces. The development is also being overseen by Sega’s own Sega Racing Studio in order to make sure the game do es not deviate too far from the franchise’s framework.

While few details have been announced, a statement from Sega does confirm that the PSP release will support both local and online multiplayer. In addition, given the PlayStation 3 version’s simultaneous release, it does not seem outside the realm of possibility that both versions may support some measure of interconnectivity, though perhaps that is just my wishful thinking.